• Good Afternoon,

    We will be taking our Math MAP test on Tuesday, May 13th at 12:20pm.

    Thank you so much for making my birthday celebration so fantastic.  I have been blessed with a wonderful class of students and families this year.  Thank you so much for all that you have done for us!

    We will be heading to the Wilderness Science Center on Monday, May 12th to make up our rain out date in October.   Please make sure that if your child did not order school lunch that they bring a lunch in a disposable bag.  Also, they will need to wear tennis shoes as we will be outside walking and exploring.  Since the weather has been pretty unpredictable, I would recommend bringing a jacket just in case.   We still need more parent helpers to join us, please e-mail me if you would like to attend!  We will be leaving at 8:40am and returning at 2:20pm.

    If you are planning to pre-order school supplies for next year, the last day will be May 23rd.  If you plan on ordering online, you can order through June 1st. 

    If your child is interested in performing in the talent show, forms are available on the CHE webpage under eDocuments or from the office.  The due date has been extended until Monday.

    Field Day will be held on Friday.  4th grade will be wearing the color orange.  Please make sure that your child is wearing tennis shoes.  Also, since we are outside all day, please supply your child with sunscreen and a water bottle with their name on it.  If the field is wet, it is also a good idea to pack an extra pair or two of socks.

    If your child participate in Strings, they need to return the form sent home last week even if they are not going to join.  We will send home an additional copy today just in case it is needed.

    Be sure to check the Upcoming Events section below to see a full listing of activities.

    Also be sure to check the May events in the CHE E-Update.

    Have a great week!

    Worth Repeating...

    We want to express our appreciation for your prompt completion of the 2014-2015 on-line registration process as this helps with staff planning for next year.  If you have any questions, please contact the office.    

    As we get closer to the end of the school year and excitement builds, we seem to be struggling a bit more with self-control and following directions. Many routines and directions we have had in place since August are being forgotten. Any discussions you can have at home with your child as reminders would be appreciated. Thank you.

Next Week's Learning Targets

  • The Student will learn to:

    Reading: Unit 6: Nature's Neighborhoods

    • compare and contrast themes, topics, and patterns of events in a text.
    • use knowledge of Greek and Latin roots to understand the meaning of a word or phrases.


    • identify appositives and correctly use commas to punctuate appositives & appositive phrases in writing.  3.14-3.21

    Writing:   Informational Reports

    • effectively hook the reader with a strong lead in an informational report. 3.13
    • effectively use techniques for establishing their own voice in an informational report.  3.17

    Math: Topic 12 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators

    • use models to add fractions with like denominators. 12-1
    • use computational procedures to add fractions with like denominators and solve problems. 12-2
    • use models to subtract fractions with like denominators. 12-3
    • use computational procedures to subtract fractions with like denominators and solve problems. 12-4
    • use the number line to add and subtract fractions with like denominators. 12-5
    • identify and write mixed numbers as improper fractions and improper fractions as mixed numbers. 12-6
    • use models to add and subtract mixed numbers. 12-7
    • use models and computational procedures to add mixed numbers. 12-8
    • use models and computational procedures to subtract mixed numbers. 12-9
    • decompose fractions and represent them as compositions of fractions in a variety of ways. 12-10
    • draw a picture and write an equation to solve a problem. 12-11

    Topic 12 Assessment Wednesday, May 21st.

    Social Studies: Colonial Times 

    • describe the settlements, key challenges, and successes of Roanoke, Jamestown, and Plymouth.
    • distinguish among New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies.
    • list key features of the colonies of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia.

Weekly Homework

  •   Week 33 Homework  


    Summer Practice Information Coming Soon.


    • Topic 12 Assessment Wednesday, May 21st.
    • Practice Math Facts 5 minutes per night


    • Read 20+ minutes per night


    • No more spelling this year.

    Study Island

    •  No Study Island this week.


Upcoming Events

    • Monday, 5/19 - Wilderness Science Center Learning Excursion (Auvigne & Kenney)
    • Tuesday, 5/20 - 5th Grade Farewell
    • Thursday, 5/22 - PTO Eat-N-Earn at Salty Iguana
    • Friday, 5/23 - Field Day
    • Monday, 5/26 - No School, Memorial Day
    • Wednesday, 5/28 - Talent Show
    • Thursday, 5/29 - End of the Year Assembly and Slide Show, 2pm & Last Day for Kindergarten
    • Friday, 5/30 - Last Day of School Gr. 1-5 - Dismissal at 11:45am

Next Week's Special's Schedule

  • Monday - Day 1: Spanish/PE (Wilderness Science Center)

    Tuesday - Day 2: Music

    Wednesday - Day 3: Art

    Thursday - Day 4: Computers

    Friday - FIELD DAY


Monthly Book Orders

  • I will send Scholastic Book Club flyers home each month.  If you would like to order books, you can do so one of the following two ways: 

    1. send the order form back in with a check
    2. click the link below to order online with our class code - FZPKM 

    I will close out each order on the 15th of each month and the books should arrive about a week later.  Thank you!